I’d always eyed the Angus Cafe, previously known as the Angus Fling, with suspicion as it looked like a classic tourist trap. I figured I’d eventually get round to reviewing it, gently eviscerate it, then move on.
Again it was the weather that played the guiding hand in pointing me towards it as my bus stopped just over the road and I needed somewhere with fried goods where I could shelter.
The interior is a compact cafe space with little booth seating. Tartan is unsurprisingly to the fore but it’s quite tastefully done.
The menu offers a fair range of things with burgers, fish n chips, sandwiches and so on. Their breakfast selections included both a full English and Scottish so I opted for the latter. It came with low grade toast and I added builders’ tea.
The breakfast plate promptly arrived and looked pretty good. The sausages – so often the weakest link – were as good as I’ve had served with a fry-up in an age. The egg was tangerine yolked, too.
The rest of the items weren’t quite to that same standard but it was still a pleasingly good feed.
So overall, appearances can sometimes be deceiving and such was the case with the Angus Cafe which is a good bit better than it looks. I’d be happy to visit again and may give their burgers a go when I do.
Blythe scores Angus Cafe
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: Scottish breakfast
I drank: tea
I wore: pinstripes and linen
Total bill: £9.60
Address: 27 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN